36 days in United States Itinerary

36 days in United States Itinerary

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36 days in United States Itinerary

Amsterdam
Fly:  12​h 15​min
Salt Lake City
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
Wendover
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly + taxi:  5​h 45​min
Zion National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
Las Vegas
— 3 nights
Fly + train:  3​h 30​min
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
Big Sur
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
San Francisco
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
Portland
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
Baker City
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​h 30​min
Friday Harbor
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h
Seattle
— 3 nights
Fly:  13​h
Amsterdam

2
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Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City ©
Utah's capital and most populous city, Salt Lake City boasts a small-town feel, big-city amenities, and plenty of nature on its doorstep.
On the 26th (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of Salt Lake Temple and then don't miss a visit to Temple Square. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Fri): learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum of Utah, get curious at Wheeler Historic Farm, and then contemplate the long history of Beehive House.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Salt Lake City is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Mountain Standard Time, which is usually a -8 hour difference. Traveling from Amsterdam in July, expect nights in Salt Lake City to be a bit warmer, around 23°C, while days are much warmer, around 40°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel to Wendover.

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Temple Square ©
Temple Square
Salt Lake Temple ©
Salt Lake Temple
Natural History Museum of Utah ©
Natural History Museum of Utah

2
days
Wendover

Wendover
Wendover is a city in Tooele County, Utah, United States. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Bonneville Salt Flats. On the 28th (Sat), witness a stunning natural landmark at Bonneville Salt Flats. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Historic Wendover Airfield and then try your luck at Resort at Wendover.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Wendover trip itinerary planner .

Drive from Salt Lake City to Wendover in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in July, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

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Fun & Games Casinos Parks

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Resort at Wendover
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Resort at Wendover
Resort at Wendover
Historic Wendover Airfield
Historic Wendover Airfield

3
days
Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park ©
An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Explore hidden gems such as Grand Prismatic Spring and Yellowstone Lake. And it doesn't end there: witness a stunning natural landmark at Old Faithful, take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, and explore and take pictures at Artist Point.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Yellowstone National Park visit planner.

Traveling by car from Wendover to Yellowstone National Park takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. When traveling from Wendover in July, plan for little chillier days and cooler nights in Yellowstone National Park: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to travel to Zion National Park.

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Old Faithful ©
Old Faithful
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Grand Prismatic Spring ©
Grand Prismatic Spring

2
days
Zion National Park

Zion National Park ©
Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at The Narrows. On the next day, mingle with the ghosts of the past at Grafton Cemetery (Ghost Town), relax in the rural setting at Fort Zion Gift Shop, Petting Farm, Restaurant & Ice Cream Parlor, and then stroll through Temple of Sinawava Trail.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Zion National Park holiday app .

Getting from Yellowstone National Park to Zion National Park by combination of taxi and flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight; or drive. In August, Zion National Park is a bit warmer than Yellowstone National Park - with highs of 36°C and lows of 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can go by car to Bryce Canyon National Park.

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Outdoors Parks Trails

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Grafton Cemetery (Ghost Town), Fort Zion Gift Shop, Petting Farm, Restaurant & Ice Cream Parlor
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The Narrows ©
The Narrows
Grafton Cemetery (Ghost Town) ©
Grafton Cemetery (Ghost Town)

2
days
Bryce Canyon National Park

Bryce Canyon National Park ©
You can find hoodoos--rock pillars formed by erosion--all around the world, but those of Bryce Canyon National Park remain the standard bearers thanks to their bright red color, tall stature, and arrangement in large amphitheaters.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): take in the dramatic natural features at Thor's Hammer, then explore the striking landscape at Wall Street, and then hike along Navajo/Queens Garden Loop. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape at Queen Victoria, then hike along Bristlecone Loop, and then get great views at Inspiration Point.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Bryce Canyon National Park trip itinerary app .

Getting from Zion National Park to Bryce Canyon National Park by car takes about 3 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Las Vegas.

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Thor's Hammer ©
Thor's Hammer
Inspiration Point ©
Inspiration Point

3
days
Las Vegas

Las Vegas
Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Titanic and Madame Tussauds Las Vegas will appeal to museum buffs. The Strip and The Mob Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Take a break from Las Vegas with a short trip to Valley of Fire State Park in Overton, about 1h 15 min away. There's more to do: explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Las Vegas trip planner .

Drive from Bryce Canyon National Park to Las Vegas in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of car and flight. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. August in Las Vegas sees daily highs of 45°C and lows of 30°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

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Parks Nature Neighborhoods

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Valley of Fire State Park
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Valley of Fire State Park
Valley of Fire State Park
The Strip ©
The Strip

3
days
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Visit Santa Monica Pier and La Brea Tar Pits & Museum for their historical value. Museum-lovers will appreciate Getty Center The Publications and Griffith Observatory. Pack the 11th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Hollywood. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, appreciate the extensive heritage of Hollywood Walk of Fame, and admire the majestic nature at Santa Monica Beach.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Los Angeles road trip planner.

Do a combination of flight and train from Las Vegas to Los Angeles in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. Traveling from Las Vegas in August, expect Los Angeles to be slightly colder, temps between 34°C and 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

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Theme Parks Museums Beaches

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Santa Monica
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Universal Studios Hollywood
Getty Center The Publications ©
Getty Center The Publications
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory

2
days
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park ©
With mountain peaks reaching past 4,250 m (14,000 ft) and trees stretching to over 75 m (250 ft) high, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks present nature on a grand scale.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): make a trip to Grant Grove and then steep yourself in history at General Sherman Tree. On the 13th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: trek along Panoramic Point and then trek along Zumwalt Meadow Trail.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park trip tool .

You can drive from Los Angeles to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, shuttle, and car. Traveling from Los Angeles in August, expect nights in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to be a bit cooler, around 15°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 42°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Big Sur.

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Grant Grove ©
Grant Grove
General Sherman Tree ©
General Sherman Tree
Zumwalt Meadow Trail ©
Zumwalt Meadow Trail

2
days
Big Sur

Big Sur ©
A sparsely populated area with stunning views, Big Sur attracts artists and tourists traveling California’s scenic Highway 1.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): immerse yourself in nature at Andrew Molera State Park, kick back and relax at Pfeiffer State Beach, then stroll through Partington Cove, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Coast Gallery Big Sur. On your second day here, immerse yourself in nature at Point Sur State Historic Park and then tee off at Spyglass Hill Golf Course.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Big Sur tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Big Sur takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, bus, train, and taxi; or do a combination of car, shuttle, bus, and train. Traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in August, you will find days in Big Sur are cooler (23°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can go by car to San Francisco.

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Parks Outdoors Nature

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Spyglass Hill Golf Course
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Point Sur State Historic Park ©
Point Sur State Historic Park
Pfeiffer State Beach ©
Pfeiffer State Beach
Partington Cove ©
Partington Cove

3
days
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get some cultural insight at Castello di Amorosa and Twin Peaks. We've included these beaches for you: San Gregorio State Beach and Bodega Head. Go for a jaunt from San Francisco to Boulder Creek to see Big Basin Redwoods State Park about 1h 15 min away. Next up on the itinerary: engage your brain at Exploratorium.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our San Francisco visit site .

Traveling by car from Big Sur to San Francisco takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. In August, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can travel to Portland.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Big Basin Redwoods State Park, Bodega Head, San Gregorio State Beach, Castello di Amorosa
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San Gregorio State Beach ©
San Gregorio State Beach
Castello di Amorosa ©
Castello di Amorosa
Exploratorium ©
Exploratorium

3
days
Portland

Portland ©
A big city with a small-town feel, Portland is home to the country's biggest rose test garden, perched on a hill overlooking downtown.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Multnomah Falls and Silver Falls State Park. Get some cultural insight at Timberline Lodge and Ski Area and Oregon Garden. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Portland: Oneonta Gorge (in Cascade Locks), Vista House (in Corbett) and Mount Hood (in Hood River). Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at International Rose Test Garden.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Portland day trip app .

You can fly from San Francisco to Portland in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. When traveling from San Francisco in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Portland, with highs around 34°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Baker City.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Nature Outdoors

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Oregon Garden, Silver Falls State Park, Oneonta Gorge, Multnomah Falls, Timberline Lodge and Ski Area
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Silver Falls State Park ©
Silver Falls State Park
Multnomah Falls ©
Multnomah Falls
Timberline Lodge and Ski Area ©
Timberline Lodge and Ski Area

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Baker City

Baker City
Baker City is a city in and the county seat of Baker County, Oregon, United States. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Leo Alder House and then take an in-depth tour of Baker Heritage Museum. On the next day, get engrossed in the history at Oregon Trail Interpretive Center, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Chinese Cemetery, and then don't miss a visit to Sumpter Valley Dredge.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Baker City online driving holiday planner .

You can drive from Portland to Baker City in 5 hours. Another option is to fly. Traveling from Portland in August, expect little chillier with lows of 8°C in Baker City. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Friday Harbor.

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Museums Historic Sites

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Sumpter Valley Dredge
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Oregon Trail Interpretive Center
Oregon Trail Interpretive Center
Baker Heritage Museum
Baker Heritage Museum
Leo Alder House ©
Leo Alder House

2
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Friday Harbor

The tiny town of Friday Harbor is the largest village on the San Juan Islands, and it fits within just 2.6 km (1 sq mi) of space.
On the 24th (Fri), view the masterpieces at Island Studio and then examine the collection at The Whale Museum. Keep things going the next day: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at San Juan Island Distillery, and then relax in the rural setting at Krystal Acres Alpaca Farm and Country Store.

To see photos and tourist information, go to the Friday Harbor online trip itinerary maker .

Explore your travel options from Baker City to Friday Harbor with the Route module. Traveling from Baker City in August, you will find days in Friday Harbor are a bit cooler (26°C), and nights are about the same (11°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Seattle.

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Outdoors Wildlife Museums

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San Juan Island Distillery
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
The Whale Museum
The Whale Museum
Island Studio ©
Island Studio

3
days
Seattle

Seattle ©
Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Point No Point Lighthouse and Pioneer Square. Discover out-of-the-way places like The Museum of Flight and Kerry Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Seattle: Snoqualmie Falls (in Snoqualmie) and Ed Munro Seahurst Park (in Burien). There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, take in panoramic vistas at Space Needle, take a leisurely stroll along Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, and take a stroll through Pike Place Market.

To find out how to plan a trip to Seattle, use our trip itinerary maker.

Fly from Friday Harbor to Seattle in an hour. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Friday Harbor in August; daily highs in Seattle reach 30°C and lows reach 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Outdoors Neighborhoods

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Snoqualmie Falls, Ed Munro Seahurst Park, Point No Point Lighthouse
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Hiram M. Chittenden Locks ©
Hiram M. Chittenden Locks
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
The Museum of Flight
The Museum of Flight

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